Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 0.2% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 12.2% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 32.4% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 3.6% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 2.9% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 19.3% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit New Zealand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(26.89 NZ$)
15.49 $
(24.50 NZ$)
     -8.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(110.73 NZ$)
74.28 $
(117.50 NZ$)
     +6.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(15.03 NZ$)
8.85 $
(14.00 NZ$)
     -6.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7.91 NZ$)
6.32 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +26.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(10.28 NZ$)
6.32 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -2.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $
(7.36 NZ$)
3.31 $
(5.24 NZ$)
     -28.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(3.63 NZ$)
2.31 $
(3.65 NZ$)
     +0.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(2.87 NZ$)
2.05 $
(3.24 NZ$)
     +13.1 %
Markets
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(6.10 NZ$)
7.09 $
(11.22 NZ$)
     +83.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 $
(4.66 NZ$)
1.74 $
(2.76 NZ$)
     -40.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(2.97 NZ$)
0.91 $
(1.44 NZ$)
     -51.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.97 $
(6.28 NZ$)
4.53 $
(7.17 NZ$)
     +14.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 $
(8.36 NZ$)
4.10 $
(6.48 NZ$)
     -22.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.38 $
(8.51 NZ$)
4.15 $
(6.56 NZ$)
     -22.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 $
(10.75 NZ$)
6.37 $
(10.07 NZ$)
     -6.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $
(3.45 NZ$)
1.26 $
(1.99 NZ$)
     -42.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(1.15 NZ$)
0.96 $
(1.51 NZ$)
     +31.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(2.96 NZ$)
1.39 $
(2.20 NZ$)
     -25.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $
(3.24 NZ$)
1.70 $
(2.68 NZ$)
     -17.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(1.96 NZ$)
0.95 $
(1.50 NZ$)
     -23.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(1.96 NZ$)
0.80 $
(1.27 NZ$)
     -35.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(3.09 NZ$)
2.66 $
(4.21 NZ$)
     +36.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(3.04 NZ$)
1.11 $
(1.76 NZ$)
     -42.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(20.56 NZ$)
10.11 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     -22.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $
(4.22 NZ$)
3.18 $
(5.03 NZ$)
     +19.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(5.26 NZ$)
3.59 $
(5.68 NZ$)
     +7.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(14.22 NZ$)
23.64 $
(37.40 NZ$)
     +163.0 %
Transportation
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.95 NZ$)
2.21 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -11.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(110.73 NZ$)
100.14 $
(158.40 NZ$)
     +43.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(5.54 NZ$)
2.45 $
(3.88 NZ$)
     -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(4.27 NZ$)
3.16 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +17.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(47.45 NZ$)
37.93 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +26.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(5.98 NZ$)
6.74 $
(10.67 NZ$)
     +78.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(39,545.40 NZ$)
24,655.21 $
(39,000.00 NZ$)
     -1.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.62 $
(36,708.61 NZ$)
21,298.36 $
(33,690.09 NZ$)
     -8.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.93 $
(287.78 NZ$)
137.29 $
(217.16 NZ$)
     -24.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.26 NZ$)
0.28 $
(0.44 NZ$)
     +67.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.32 $
(109.65 NZ$)
53.86 $
(85.20 NZ$)
     -22.3 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.87 $
(66.23 NZ$)
40.80 $
(64.54 NZ$)
     -2.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.44 $
(29.17 NZ$)
14.89 $
(23.55 NZ$)
     -19.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(18.98 NZ$)
11.38 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     -5.2 %
Childcare
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,163.49 $
(1,840.42 NZ$)
755.80 $
(1,195.54 NZ$)
     -35.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,573.95 $
(26,216.94 NZ$)
11,647.53 $
(18,424.24 NZ$)
     -29.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.29 $
(73.22 NZ$)
70.87 $
(112.10 NZ$)
     +53.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.46 $
(57.68 NZ$)
42.48 $
(67.20 NZ$)
     +16.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.97 $
(126.49 NZ$)
98.14 $
(155.24 NZ$)
     +22.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.26 $
(174.42 NZ$)
116.77 $
(184.71 NZ$)
     +5.9 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.94 $
(2,698.48 NZ$)
1,136.65 $
(1,797.96 NZ$)
     -33.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,375.57 $
(2,175.89 NZ$)
954.18 $
(1,509.33 NZ$)
     -30.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,842.48 $
(4,496.28 NZ$)
1,906.03 $
(3,014.98 NZ$)
     -32.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,242.53 $
(3,547.27 NZ$)
1,523.68 $
(2,410.18 NZ$)
     -32.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 417.69 $
(660.71 NZ$)
551.67 $
(872.65 NZ$)
     +32.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.90 $
(445.91 NZ$)
432.33 $
(683.87 NZ$)
     +53.4 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,187.91 $
(6,624.51 NZ$)
2,966.76 $
(4,692.86 NZ$)
     -29.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.37 4.44      -17.5 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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